XtraTime Web Desk: Indian athletes continue to perform well in the Commonwealth Games 2018, as Jitu Rai and Mehuli Ghosh made India proud with some remarkable performances.
Shooter Jitu Rai won gold after defeating Australia’s Kerry Bell, while Om Mitharwal bagged bronze medal for India in men’s 10m air pistol event. In Commonwealth Games’ Women’s 10m air pistol event Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela bagged silver and bronze respectively.
A day before, women formed the core of India’s stupendous day at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Golad Coast, Australia, where a 16-year-old Manu Bhaker delivered a record-shattering shooting gold medal. The table tennis team, meanwhile, stunned the fancied defending champions Singapore to clinch the top honours for the first time at the event. M C Mary Kom advanced to the medal rounds in her first and probably last appearance at the Games. India moved up a rank to the third position in medal ranking, having claimed eight gold, four silver and five bronze medals so far. A distant silver-medallist in the event also happened to be a woman — Heena Sidhu for shooting. In weightlifting, again, Punam Yadav (69kg) pulled off a personal best of 222kg to improve the bronze she had won in the 2014 edition, in the process adding another gold to India’s haul. In hockey, Indian eves stunned Olympic champions England in its third pool match for a 2-1 victory, which took them closer to a semifinal berth.